Skip to Content

Port Douglas Cairns

Port Douglas and Cairns. Things to do, places to go and where to stay in the Port Douglas and Cairns area of Far North Queensland. This area was home to us as expats and locals. Our archives and collected blog posts in the Far North of Australia ( includes Atherton Tablelands, Cape Tribulation and Cooktown)

Port Douglas With Kids

Port Douglas Queensland Australia is a beautiful, up-market resort town with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. It’s a dream destination for families with kids with many safe, beautiful, outdoor things to do. We’ve called it home since our kids were toddlers, babies really. If you’ve not had a chance to …

Read More about Port Douglas With Kids

Can You Swim in Port Douglas?

Yes, absolutely, you can swim in Port Douglas Australia unless the lifeguards close the beach due to various unusual dangers. Beach closures aren’t common. Should you swim? There are a few things you need to know about safety, crocodiles, deadly jellyfish, nets (swimming enclosures), and lifeguards. This post is all about swimming in Port Douglas …

Read More about Can You Swim in Port Douglas?

Port Douglas Diving – A Day Scuba Diving with Divers Den

We’re local divers, we’ve lived in Port Douglas for many years so we can tell you a lot of what you need to know about Port Douglas diving. Scuba diving from Port Douglas is good, it’s always a fun day out and you can visit some diverse and beautiful dive sites. This post particularly reviews …

Read More about Port Douglas Diving – A Day Scuba Diving with Divers Den

A Liveaboard on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns – What’s it Like ?

What’s it live to live, sleep, eat, scuba and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef? We’ve taken 2 liveaboard scuba diving trips on the reef now in Queensland Australia, both departing from Cairns. But what do divers and snorkellers do out there, what’s it like? It’s the ultimate dive experience and we did it as …

Read More about A Liveaboard on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns – What’s it Like ?

Car Hire in Port Douglas, Is it Necessary and Which Company to Use?

Hiring a car in Port Douglas can be quick and easy but during the high season the availability of cars will be limited so book ahead if you want a particular type of car. Cars available range from budget small hatch backs to convertible, 4wds and people carriers. There are far more car hire companies …

Read More about Car Hire in Port Douglas, Is it Necessary and Which Company to Use?